Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 292). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)
Central areas: Margins have six to eleven very short, wavy ribs. Lateral areas: Three or four strong ribs of rounded pustules. Girdle: Alternating pale stripes of grayish green and grayish white; Scaley (Ref. 281).
Minimum depth from Ref. 110502. Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). Rocky coasts and reefs, intertidal (Ref. 292). Found under stones and corals at 0 to 35 m depth (Ref. 2022). Members of the class Polyplacophora are mostly gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into lecitotrophic planktonic trocophore larvae (no veliger stage) which later metamorphose and settle on the bottom as young adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Polyplacophora are mostly gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into lecitotrophic planktonic trocophore larvae (no veliger stage) which later metamorphose and settle on the bottom as young adults.
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.3 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 394 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)